An online dating community aimed at gay guys (but also catering somewhat for lesbians), GayDating helps match guys looking for both casual and long-term relationships. The site is well laid out and allows users to fill in a detailed profile with lots of search options and communication tools to chat with other users. Signing up for the service is completely free and offers several features to find singles in your area such as the ‘showing interest’ feature which works in a similar manner to a ‘wink’ on Facebook and the advanced search options when looking for someone. If you enjoy using the site it is possible to upgrade your account by paying a fee and gain access to a large range of additional features such as emails, chatrooms, instant messaging, and more. Initially, you are able to create a basic profile which allows you to browse the site and see who’s around. However, taking the time to fill in more information on your profile increases the chances of finding a match and being seen in the search results.
There are plenty of features available on GayDating for both free and paid members. When you initially create an account for free you can:
• Create a basic profile with up to 11 pictures
• Search for other members in your area using advanced search options
• Save searches to help you find people again easier
• ‘Show interest’ in other members
• Browse other member profiles
If you decide you like the service and want to pay for the full membership you will also be able to:
• Create an advanced profile with unlimited pictures
• Email or instant message other users first
• Access chatrooms
• See new members in your search results first
What We Like
As a dating site, GayDating fulfils all expectations and delivers even more. The ability to create a profile and search members for free is a great way of seeing who’s around before making a decision on a paid membership. Additional features such as profile pictures requiring approval before being added to profiles reduces the likelihood of spam.
What We Don’t Like
Unfortunately, as with many online dating sites you are quite limited in being able to communicate with other members on a free membership. If you don’t purchase a paid membership you will have to wait for another user to message you first and can only ‘show interest’ in someone else.
If you are looking for a casual or long-term relationship, there are plenty of gay guys on the GayDating database. It is certainly worth signing up for a free account to see who’s around and have a browse around the site. If you decide to purchase a paid membership, you are almost guaranteed to find a suitable partner.